Another Typical Florida Poll Stat [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 6 years ago in Funny

Ah Florida, your confused ways never let us down...
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Male 87
Love the disclaimer on the bottom... +/- 4%
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Male 1,164
Florida: We`re right 46% of the time, 100% of the time.
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Male 258
...46%?
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Male 522
this is typical of any news station that drowns viewers with american-flag graphics
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Female 130
the florida strikes again
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Female 536
thecranberry, is that always your response when you can`t understand something?
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Male 730
...and then, suddenly, entwife started her period.
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Female 536
*Understanding of statistcs and mathematical charts and graphs FAIL
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Female 536
no no NO

The pie chart is still incorrect. If you do use percentages in a pie chart, they should add up to 100%. The pie chart is representing 100% of this guy`s supporters, not 100% of the total voters for all candidates. So out of all the people that support this guy, x% are independents, y% are republican, and z% are democrat, which should all add up to 100%. A pie chart for all voters for all candiates would show that this one candidate got 46% of the vote, and other candidats got the other 54%.

What they probably did is take the percentages from the entire pool of voters and mashed them together in a pie chart. What the data actually said was probably that 27% of ALL independents were voting for this guy and 8% of ALL democrats, and so on.

For this to work, they should have just used numbers instead of percentages. That would probably have been a better representation of the actual data.

Understanding of statistics and mathematical charts and
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Male 559
The pie chart adds up to the 46%. The other 54% is most likely in a different pie chart, for 1 or possibly 2 other candidates.

Basically, this guy is getting 46% of the vote.
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Male 15
You people know nothing.

You are getting the `data` percentages with the pie chart percentages.

If I were to replace those percentages with numbers of people, you wouldn`t have a problem. What is so different about percentages?
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Male 4,547
Look. Go into excel.

Put in 4 numbers. (27%, 8%, 11%, 54%)
Make a pie chart out of 3 of them. It has no problem. This is intentional. This is correct.
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Male 4,547
Sigh.

A pie chart takes numbers, and makes a total, that is out of a percentage.

Those numbers can be dollars. The dollars don`t need to add up to 100 to make a proper pie chart.

Those numbers can be people. The people don`t need to add up to 100 to make a proper pie chart.

those numbers can be percentages. The percentages don`t need to add up to 100 to make a proper pie chart.

54% of people in Florida, didn`t support Chiles. Therefore they`re not on the chart. This is perfectly acceptable.

Just like not all the money in the world needs to be in a pie chart about money. Not all the people in the world need to be in a pie chart about demographics.

Not all the people in Florida need to be in every pie chart about Florida. Even if they`re being represented as a percentage of a larger total than the scope of the pie chart.
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Male 697
>I don`t see any problem with this at all.
46% of Florida supports Chile.
WTF IAB?

shouldnt make up a whole pie chart though
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Male 1,067
Would have been a little more sensible to have the other pie charts there so the numbers add up.
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Male 5,190
Uhhhh.
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Male 2,893
I don`t see any problem with this at all.
46% of Florida supports Chile.
WTF IAB?
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Female 850
it was probably just breaking down a percentage`s percentage. like out of the population of florida voters, the percentage of chiles voters were either those 3 parties.
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Male 1,557
@Baalthazaq : It`s saying those are percentages of Chile`s supporters, therefore that should still be 100% in total, as it`d be all of the supporters.
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Female 34
@Baalthazaq-
They`re not voting on supporting Chile (as in the country). It`s a poll determining which parties (and percents) are voting for Bud Chiles, who was the Independent bid for the Florida gubernatorial race. So, for everyone making fun of Florida`s "indecisiveness" - it actually makes sense for Independents (as in the party) to be voting for an Independent candidate. Bud Chiles has since dropped out of the race, though.
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Male 4,547
So, 46% of Florida support Chile.

What exactly is the problem here?
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Female 404
Apparently only the people that waste their times voting are idiots.
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Female 34
@Xerasia Actually, this is Central Florida Channel 13 news. It has no affiliations with FOX... actually, it`s affiliated with CNN. It runs exclusively on Bright House networks... which if I recall does not run in Tampa. You`re thinking of Tampa`s myfox channel 13. Different logos, different companies.
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Male 558
@ connor53: there`s no *think* about it! Florida *is* retarded! This is proven fact, no debate...
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Female 646
Poor Florida. Everyplace has their backwaters.
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Female 34
Ah.. of course, another Florida bash post. Because EVERYONE in Florida is an idiot.
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Male 758
@Xerasia-
Somehow, without even seeing your post, I knew somehow it was Fox...
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Male 240
hahahahaha! I bet that`s faux news!
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Female 1,181
sorry, rakoonhat, but i live in florida, and this is from the channel known as `fox 13 - wtvt tampa bay`.
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Male 207
Another wonderful Florida hate post. Seriously, these have gotten old. We get it, everyone thinks that Florida is retarded. Can we move on now?
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Female 1,623
Why is Florida debating about Chile? Is this talking about the country or...
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Male 71
As usual Florida is undecided! I think all the hurricanes go to their heads.
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Male 1,266
"They obviously flipped 72 into 27 by accident, But even so the total is only 91%"

Though the pie pieces do fit those percentages... unless the program that generates them just did that automatically from the type.

Otherwise 58% could have voted "These polls are stupid!" and they didn`t show that... :P
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Male 2,506
Percentile?
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Male 3,915
i don`t support anything about Chile...especially with beans!
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Male 17,512
They obviously flipped 72 into 27 by accident, But even so the total is only 91%
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Female 3,562
I`m going to theorize an explanation for this stupidity. I assume this graph is actually supposed to add up to 50% (minus 4% = 46, which is what it actually adds up to) because it`s a subset of a different graph that showed the other 50%. So let`s say the first graph shows 50% of Florida supports Chiles, this second graph shows what that 50% is made of.
There, I killed your buzz with my maths.
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Male 321
The remaining 54% are illegal aliens (give or take 4%).
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Male 196
the percentage is a sample, they didnt do the population as a whole that would be way to costly
so based on the sample they get the percentage, the +/- 4 percent is how much the graph could be off in a whole population
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Female 200
Plus or minus 4%, of course. (Look at bottom right corner)

... Wait, what?

>> They`re saying that, were this graph correct, it would be accurate to within 4%. i.e. there is 4% breathing room with the stats.
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Female 137
huh ?
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Female 654
xerasia
you might want to look again. fox isnt even involved
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Male 353
1 IQ-point, 2 IQ-points, 3 IQ-points, 4
Sorry everybody we just don`t have any more!
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Male 352
Plus or minus 4%, of course. (Look at bottom right corner)

... Wait, what?
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Male 2,422
So is it saying that 8% of Democrats, 11% of Republicans, and 27% of Independents in Florida support Chiles? Because if it means that all of Chiles supporters are distributed among those three groups in those percentages it doesn`t make sense because it doesn`t add up to 100% of the electorate who support Chiles. The title of the graph is a bit ambiguous.
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Male 612
so the chart is only taking account the 46% that are supports and they chose not to show the remaining. they also chose not to make the %`s very misleading if they had changed it to equal 100% (by roughly doubling the current stats).
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Male 8
It does not surprise me, look, the 13 in 13 News is derping.
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Female 1,181
what do expect from FOX?
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Male 1,548
shouldn`t a pie graph be out of 100%?
They need to include the 54% with no answer... (lulz)
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Male 15,510
Retarded wow
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Male 2,085
What do expect from a state that looks like a penis?
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Male 25,416
lolz
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Male 2,056
mm, half a pie
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Female 2,352
@sawdusty

Florida is the kid in special ed with the helmet.
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Male 491
Is Florida like the special Ed. class of the U.S?
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Male 36
unintentionally funny pie chart.

Intentionally funny pie charts (good read): http://www.27bslash6.com/p2p2.html
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Male 129
Florida...when will you learn Math?!!
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Male 901
I are math teacher, see no problem....
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Male 137
I think the +/- 4% at the bottom is really supposed to be a +/- 54%.
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Female 275
I`m guessing it`s a poll within a poll, as in they`re breaking down another poll`s 46%
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Male 2,441
Quite the pie graph
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Male 20,187
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